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Volume 205: debated on Friday 6 March 1992

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what arrangements he has made for the introduction of veterinary supervision at slaughterhouses; what agreements have been reached on the subject at the Council of Ministers; and if he will make a statement.

On 29 July 1991, the Council of Ministers adopted a directive (91/497/EEC) introducing common public health rules, including rules on veterinary supervision, for all slaughterhouses with effect from I January 1993.The Department will shortly be consulting publicly on the draft regulations which will implement this directive in Great Britain.